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	       NetWare DOS ODI Driver Installation

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   A). NetWare DOS ODI Workstation Driver Installation
   B). NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare 3.12 or 4.x)
   C). NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare v3.11)
   D). Driver Installation for Novell NetWare OS/2 ODI

A).  NetWare DOS ODI Workstation Driver Installation
This section describes the procedure to install
the NetWare v3.11 workstation driver for your adapter.

Make sure you have the following:

1. Driver Diskette
2. Novell DOS ODI Workstation Services Diskette

Make a backup copy of your Driver Diskette and use the backup
as your working diskette.

Installation Procedure
1. Make sure that your network adapter is proper installed
   and the adapter proper configured to the appropriate
   hardware settings.

2. Run the following commands in the order given below, indicating
   the directory location or path for each command. Then
   press <Enter> after each line to continue.

   lsl		<Enter>
   nwmlid	<Enter>
   ipxodi	<Enter>

   NWMLID is the adapter's workstation driver for the Novell 3.1x and
   4.x environments. If problems occur during the loading operation
   error messages will be shown onscreen to indicate unsuccessful
   loading of the driver.

Installation Notes
1. The NET.CFG file is automatically read when driver installation
   is successful. It contains the adapter's hardware and
   software configuration.
2. This file is especially needed when there are more than one
   network adapters installed inside the host PC. In this situation,
   make sure that each adapter's NET.CFG file has an MLID section.
3. The ODI driver parses the NET.CFG file first and recognizes
   the parameter settings in this file as the adapter's default,
   even though it conflicts with the setting stored in the
   EEPROM. In this situation, the adapter will fail to initialize.

Sample NET.CFG File
	INT 5
	PORT 320

See your NetWare 386 Installation Manual for more information
about the NET.CFG file.

4. With the release of NetWare 4.x, Novell has changed the
   setting of the default Ethernet frame type to Ethernet 802.2.
   This is to allow better protocol support. In addition,
   additional features were added, including IPX with checksum,
   security enhancement and protocol independence.

  When using NetWare 4.x, make sure that the frame type is
  bound before logging into the server.

List of Error Messages
This section lists error messages detected when the
driver installation fails.

Error Message:
   "The board cannot be found."
Possible Cause:
   The adapter does not exist, or driver does not
   recognize the adapter.
   Make sure that the adapter is properly plugged
   onto the host PC's slot.

Error Message:
   "Board RAM failed the memory test."
Possible Cause:
   Adapter's RAM buffer failure.
   Replace your network adapter. Call your dealer
   for assistance. Reinstall the adapter, including
   the driver.

Error Message:
   "The board did not respond to the initialization command."
Possible Cause:
   The driver recognizes the adapter, but the adapter
   fails to respond.
   Replace your network adapter. Call your dealer
   for assistance. Reinstall the adapter, including
   the driver.

Error Message:
   "Adapter current mode is not supported or card not found."
Possible Cause:
   The current adapter mode is to NE1000.
   Run the SETUP program and set adapter mode to NE2000.

Error Message:
   "There is no cable connecting to adapter."
Possible Cause:
   There is no cable connected to the adapter;
   or adapter's on-board transceiver failure.
   Check cable connections and run the driver again.

B).  NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare 3.12 or 4.x)

Make sure you have the following:

1. Driver Diskette
2. Novell DOS ODI Workstation Services Diskette

Installation Procedure
1. Insert the Driver Diskette that comes with the package
   into drive A: and check the contents of the
   subdirectory \NETWARE\ODI\4.X. It should have
   the following files:

   NW41.LAN    ----> your Novell NetWare v4.x Server Driver
   NW41.LDI    ----> your Novell NetWare v4.x Server Driver
		      configuration file

2. At the NetWare prompt (indicated by the Server name), run
   the INSTALL.NLM program by typing:

  server name: LOAD INSTALL	<Enter>

3. Follow screen instruction to complete the process. Respond
   to prompts displayed on the screen. Select the following
   items in the order given below. Press <Enter> to confirm
   each choice:

   Maintenance/Selective Install		<Enter>
   LAN Driver Options (Configure/Load/...)	<Enter>

4. Press the <Ins> key to insert other drivers you wish
   to install.

5. Press <F3> to display the driver loading path as follows:
   A:\NETWARE\ODI\4.X	       <Enter>

6. The NW41.LAN will appear as an item under the
   "Select a LAN Driver" menu. Select it to load the driver
    and start the binding process. This will allow you to
    load and bind all 4 frame types supported by NetWare.

7. Next time you reboot your NetWare 4.x server, do so by
   following steps 2 to 4 above.

Notes about the Novell v4.x and the v3.1x drivers

1. The NetWare v4.x and v3.11 drivers have different
   architectures. When using NetWare v4.x, you should
   load the MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM modules
   before loading server driver NW41.LAN.

2. NW41.LAN is your server driver for NetWare v4.x. When
   loading NW41.LAN, it will check whether or not
   these two modules (MSM.NLM and ETHERTSM.NLM) have been
   loaded. If not, it will load them automatically.

3. After the NW41.LAN is loaded, type the "MODULES" command to
   view and confirm that the additional modules, MSM.NLM and
   ETHERTSM.NLM loaded.

4. The default frame type NW41.LAN binding for NetWare v4.x
   is Ethernet_802.2 and not Ethernet_802.3.

C).  NetWare ODI Server Driver Installation (NetWare v3.11)
This section describes the procedure to install the
NetWare v3.11 server driver for your adapter.

* Accton Driver Diskette (ACCTON.LAN is your server driver)

Installation Procedure:
Before you start with the installation process, make sure that
the Novell NetWare 386 v3.11 server is properly installed.
Similarly, your adapter should also be properly installed
in your workstation.

1. Copy the ACCTON.LAN file from the Accton Driver Diskette
   into the NetWare 386 subdirectory of your server.

2. Run SERVER.EXE from your server. You will see a series
   of NetWare messages onscreen.

3. When the NetWare 386 prompt appears (indicated by a colon),
   load your server driver. Simply type:

   : LOAD [d:]ACCTON <Enter>

   (Command Syntax : LOAD [d:]<Driver Name>)

4. Follow  the instructions to	select	the  appropriate
   adapter  configuration, i.e. io_port, memory address,
   memory length, interrupt.  Allowable values for  these
   parameters  will  also be shown on-screen. When  you
   load the driver program, your screen will display  the
   following messages :

   Loading module ACCTON.LAN
   Supported  I/O port values are : 300, 320, 340, 360

   I/O port : 300

   (Enter appropriate I/O port and press <Enter>)

5. Bind IPX to the Accton LAN driver. At the NetWare server
   prompt, type:


6. After  pressing <Enter> the computer prompts  you  for
   the Network Number. For details on how to assign this
   number,  please consult your NetWare 386  Installation

   If  problems  occur during the binding  process,  your
   screen  will prompt you with error  messages.   Please
   refer to your NetWare 386 manual for details on  these
   messages.   The LAN driver installation  is completed
   when you see the following message onscreen:

   IPX	LAN Protocol  bound to	Accton	MPX Driver vx.xxRxx (yymmdd).

D).  Driver Installation for Novell NetWare OS/2 ODI

Before you start with  the installation  process  make
sure you have the following:

a.   Accton Driver Diskette
c.   Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 1
d.   Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 2
e.   Novell NetWare OS/2 WORKSTATION OS/2 Utility - 3

Installation Procedure
You need this file to acquire network service after installing OS/2
Requester and Utilities.

OS2MLID.SYS	  ---- supported by Accton

1. The directory OS2ODI contains only an OS/2 driver,(OS2MLID.SYS). This
   driver must be used with the OS/2 requester to establish
   networking operations.

2. Make sure  that the workstation on which you want to
   install the Requester  is  a  286  or  386 machine  that
   will run  OS/2 or Extended  Edition	OS/2.  Please  refer to
  'Novell NetWare Requester for OS/2' documentation for
   a detailed  Requester and Utilities installation guide.

3. After installation, copy the OS2MLID.SYS file into the NETWARE
   subdirectory of your hard disk.

4. Add or replace the OS2MLID.SYS file in the CONFIG.SYS file.
   Make sure the it comes before the IPX.SYS command line.
   The following shows the corresponding command sequence:

   DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\LSL.SYS	      ; OS/2 Requester supported
   DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\DDAEMON.SYS      ; OS/2 Requester supported
   DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\OS2MLID.SYS      ; Accton supported
   DEVICE=C:\NETWARE\IPX.SYS	      ; OS/2 Requester supported

5. Reboot your system to get service of network.

Installation note:
You can bind several frame types to the IPX protocol to support
various configurations. Include this in the Link Driver OS2MLID
section of the NET.CFG file. A sample is shown below:

	Link Driver OS2MLID

	frame Ethernet_802.3
	frame Ethernet_802.2
	frame Ethernet_II
	frame Ethernet_snap

	protocol IPX 00 Ethernet_802.3

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